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Thick Description Recordings

In anthropology, the phrase "thick description" means the collection of a rich set of data about the everyday activities of a population. The purpose of "thick description" is to record as much information as possible about an event - as opposed to just the "salient” facts - so that its full meaning can be understood.  In this spirit, and complementing the goals ofarchive.org generally, Thick Description Recordings aims to contribute to the understanding of society, its artistry and its history, by presenting audio and video recordings which would otherwise never make it to public awareness. We present recordings of any quality, genre and intention (more or less) so as to “thicken” the data set and to preserve what otherwise would be lost. Many of the recordings you will find here have hitherto gone overlooked because, for example, they are not generally considered "good" music, the audio/video quality is poor or the creator of the recording had no intention of ever releasing their recordings publicly. The bulk of the collection consists of garage band recordings, jam sessions, home recordings, field recordings (i.e. phonography) and other low fidelity (lo-fi) musical and non-musical recordings. From teenage garage band practice sessions and home studio albums that never materialized commercially, to interviews with family members, audio diaries and field recordings of urban and natural environments: all of this is within the scope of Thick Description Recordings. We hope to expand the collection over time to include material such as home video recordings that have been lost to the individuals and families that made them. The bottom line is that if it is a unique video or audio recording that is possibly the only copy in existence, then it belongs in this collection. Please contact Thick Description Recordings if you have recordings you'd like to contribute. Neither genre nor audio quality is of any consideration, so as long as the recordings have already been transferred to a digital format ready for upload. However, if you don't have the ability to digitize your recordings, please contact us and we'll see if something can be arranged.
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Audio recording of Orpheus Band (Chicago, Illinois) performing music by Claudio Monteverdi and others, April 30, 1993 and May 1, 1993 at the The Church of the Ascension in the Near North Side community of Chicago. The recording was transferred from cassette tape and is presented here as two tracks representing each side of the tape. Below is a Chicago Tribune review of the performance: "Orpheus Band's Season Finale Mostly Monteverdi" May 06, 1993|By Ted Shen (a free-lance writer on...
Topics: radio, early music, Church of the Ascension, Chicago music, lute, theorbo
Segment of 102 JAMZ (Orlando, FL) "Thunderstorm" radio show, circa 1990.
Topic: radio, quiet storm, Orlando, 102 JAMZ
Phonography and music by 'man met baard'. Vol. X: Eigen Shamanisme. The artist 'man met baard' made numerous recordings from 1997 through the early 2000's. Most of these recordings can be classified as "phonography" - i.e. field recordings of sounds occurring in natural and man-made environments - but he made some recordings of a musical nature as well. The majority of these musical recordings were performed on a home-made instrument consisting of rubberbands stretched across the...
Topics: home recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, outsider musician, cassette recordings,...
Phonography and music by 'man met baard'. Vol. VII: Sounds of Fryslan. The artist 'man met baard' made numerous recordings from 1997 through the early 2000's. Most of these recordings can be classified as "phonography" - i.e. field recordings of sounds occurring in natural and man-made environments - but he made some recordings of a musical nature as well. The majority of these musical recordings were performed on a home-made instrument consisting of rubberbands stretched across the...
Topics: home recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, outsider musician, cassette recordings,...
Phonography and music by 'man met baard'. Vol. IX: Meneer Met Baard En Elastiekjes. The artist 'man met baard' made numerous recordings from 1997 through the early 2000's. Most of these recordings can be classified as "phonography" - i.e. field recordings of sounds occurring in natural and man-made environments - but he made some recordings of a musical nature as well. The majority of these musical recordings were performed on a home-made instrument consisting of rubberbands stretched...
Topics: home recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, outsider musician, cassette recordings,...
Thick Description Recordings
by Melcher Tschiemer
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Melcher Tschiemer's "Heart Of Dixie" 3-song EP. Features covers of R.E.M.'s "Driver 8" and Scott Joplin's "The Entertainer" and one original, "Winter Night". Melcher Tschiemer was an outsider musician active in Orlando, Florida from about 1992 through 1997. He made numerous home recordings using a handheld cassette tape recorder and a Tascam 4-track recorder. None of Melcher Tschiemer's recordings were ever released and he never performed live. His entire...
Topics: home recordings, bedroom recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, , outsider musician,...
Thick Description Recordings
by Melcher Tschiemer
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Melcher Tschiemer's 1994 cassette tape album "Chipmunks". Melcher Tschiemer was an outsider musician active in Orlando, Florida from about 1992 through 1997. He made numerous home recordings using a handheld cassette tape recorder and a Tascam 4-track recorder. None of Melcher Tschiemer's recordings were ever released and he never performed live. His entire recording output is being presented here at Thick Description Recordings for the first time in their original "album"...
Topic: home recordings
Phonography and music by 'man met baard'. Vol. VI: Twee ZC. The artist 'man met baard' made numerous recordings from 1997 through the early 2000's. Most of these recordings can be classified as "phonography" - i.e. field recordings of sounds occurring in natural and man-made environments - but he made some recordings of a musical nature as well. The majority of these musical recordings were performed on a home-made instrument consisting of rubberbands stretched across the open-side of...
Topics: home recordings, bedroom recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, , outsider musician,...
Thick Description Recordings
by Melcher Tschiemer
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Melcher Tschiemer's "Der Versuch". A cassette album recorded with a Tascam 4-track tape recorder. Guest appearance by Wes Snowden. Influences: Glenn Branca, Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo. Melcher Tschiemer was an outsider musician active in Orlando, Florida from about 1992 through 1997. He made numerous home recordings using a handheld cassette tape recorder and a Tascam 4-track recorder. None of Melcher Tschiemer's recordings were ever released...
Topics: home recordings, bedroom recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, , outsider musician,...
Cassette tape albums by B.A.S. called "A Series Of Lightning" (1991) and "Dance Music" (1990). "Dance Music" features karaoke versions of "Antarctica" by Midnight Oil and "Never Tear Us Apart" by INXS.
Topic: home recordings
Phonography and music by 'man met baard'. Vol. V: Een ZC. The artist 'man met baard' made numerous recordings from 1997 through the early 2000's. Most of these recordings can be classified as "phonography" - i.e. field recordings of sounds occurring in natural and man-made environments - but he made some recordings of a musical nature as well. The majority of these musical recordings were performed on a home-made instrument consisting of rubberbands stretched across the open-side of a...
Topics: home recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, outsider musician, cassette recordings,...
Thick Description Recordings
by Thidwick
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Thidwick was a local alternative rock band in the Orlando, Florida-area consisting of high school friends Matt Minear (vocals), Brian Salmons (guitar), Bryan "Bob" O'Neil (bass guitar, who early on had replaced Wes Snowden) and Pat Wood (drums). The band's name comes from the main character in the 1948 Dr. Seuss children's book "Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose". Thidwick grew out of an earlier group called Possible Waterhole, started by Pat, Brian and Wes. Thidwick recorded...
Topic: garage band
Thick Description Recordings
by Melcher Tschiemer
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Melcher Tschiemer's 1996 cassette tape album "Odes In A". Includes a variation on "O eterna Deus" by the medieval composer Hildegard von Bingen, "Why Must I Be?" by Bobby Goldsboro and The Webbs, and "Blue Phase" performed by Ahmed Abdullah, Charles Brackeen, Mashujaa, Leroy Seals, Rickie Evans and Rashied Sinan (from the "Wildflowers: New York Loft Jazz Sessions" LP). Influences: Marc Ribot, Gate, Gastr del Sol, John Fahey, Derek Bailey, Sam...
Topics: home recordings, bedroom recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, , outsider musician,...
Thick Description Recordings
by Henry Daviero, Brian Salmons
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The Daviero/Salmons Sessions. Recordings by Henry Daviero and Brian Salmons, improvisational guitar duo. The majority of the recordings are home recordings made with a Tascam 4-track cassette tape recorder in 1996. There are also a couple of studio recordings and two live performances (Yab Yum Cafe in Orlando, and live on WPRK in Winter Park, FL). Guest performances by Matt Minear, Wes Snowden and Jordan (a dog). Musical influences include John Bailey, Marc Ribot, Steve Reich, Gilberto Gil y...
Topics: guitar duo, guitar duet, WPRK, Yab Yum, home recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music,...
Melcher Tschiemer's 1995 cassette tape album "Fuck School: A Concept Album By A Fucking Student". Side 2 consists entirely of someone else's work; the artist's name has been forgotten. Melcher Tschiemer was an outsider musician active in Orlando, Florida from about 1992 through 1997. He made numerous home recordings using a handheld cassette tape recorder and a Tascam 4-track recorder. None of Melcher Tschiemer's recordings were ever released and he never performed live. His entire...
Topic: home recordings
Community Video
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"Ultra Grinding OJ" promotional rap video by Edgewater High School (Orlando, Florida, USA) students: Pat Wood, Sarah Shipley, Wes Snowden, Brian Salmons, Tina Aleandri, Roger Colon and Tony Francesco. Students were in the "TV Production" class in the 1992-1993 school year. The video was filmed and produced in 1993. Filmed on location in Orlando, Florida at various locations on Edgewater Drive and in downtown Orlando. Original copy is a VHS cassette, quality is very poor.
Topic: rap
Thick Description Recordings
by Brian Salmons, Dan Fox, Seth Hyman, Josh Levine, Donovan Dilsner, Wes Snowden
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A collection of garage band recordings by middle and high school aged kids living in the Maitland Groves subdivision in Maitland, Florida. Some of these collaborations precede and overlap with the later-named bands Spoonface and Possible Waterhole. All recordings were made in the early 1990's.
Topic: garage bands
Thick Description Recordings
by Melcher Tschiemer
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Melcher Tschiemer's "Pierre De La Rue, parts 1 and 2", for recording device feedback, delay pedal & toy flute. Melcher Tschiemer was an outsider musician active in Orlando, Florida from about 1992 through 1997. He made numerous home recordings using a handheld cassette tape recorder and a Tascam 4-track recorder. None of Melcher Tschiemer's recordings were ever released and he never performed live. His entire recording output is being presented here at Thick Description Recordings...
Topics: home recordings, bedroom recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, , outsider musician,...
Phonography and music by 'man met baard'. Vol. VIII: A Rubberband Harp and a Picture of the Lake. The artist 'man met baard' made numerous recordings from 1997 through the early 2000's. Most of these recordings can be classified as "phonography" - i.e. field recordings of sounds occurring in natural and man-made environments - but he made some recordings of a musical nature as well. The majority of these musical recordings were performed on a home-made instrument consisting of...
Topics: home recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, outsider musician, cassette recordings,...
Melcher Tschiemer's 1995 composition "Sonata In A Something, Op. 2, For 2 Guitars And Chimes", in four movements. Recorded using a handheld cassette tape recorder. This is a "rough audio draft" of the composition. A higher quality production of the piece was intended for a later date, but it never materialized. The first and second movements are for acoustic guitar, the third is for chimes and electric guitar routed through a delay pedal, and the fourth movement is again...
Topics: home recordings, bedroom recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, , outsider musician,...
Thick Description Recordings
by Mountain Chicken
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Mountain Chicken was a short-lived Orlando band consisting of Ken Aguilar (guitar, ukelele, vocals), Todd Elliott (drums, bass, vocals), Brian Salmons (guitar, bagpipe practice chanter, vocals) and, for one session, Matt Bailey (guitar). The band was named after a species of frog native to the Caribbean island of Monserrat. The frog is large and the locals hunt it for food, for which reasons they call it a "mountain chicken". Mountain Chicken made a few home-studio recordings using a...
Topics: garage band, WPRK, Orlando, home recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, outsider musician,...
Thick Description Recordings
by Hushpuppies
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"Hushpuppies" was the name given to a recording project of a couple of high school friends. They most did parodies of the "grind core" genre. All recordings were made around the Easter holiday in 1996 and compiled on 2 cassettes: Hushpuppies I and Hushpuppies II.
Topics: home recordings, bedroom recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, , outsider musician,...
Mills & Nebraska was the Orlando, Florida-based acoustic guitar duo of high school friends Gabe Fowler and Brian Salmons. They recorded songs on a simple cassette recorder and, later, on a 4-track cassette recorder, from about 1993-1996, mostly in the wee hours in Gabe's mother's garage. They played two live shows: The Fur Is Dead concert at The Station in Casselberry Florida, Nov. 25, 1993, and a impromptu performance at a party on the roof of the Dong-A Import Company on Colonial Drive in...
Topics: blues, home recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, outsider musician, cassette recordings,...
Melcher Tschiemer's 1996 cassette tape album "Hugs In Parity, Drugs In Scarcity". Features a cover of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's "Tha Crossroads" and an acappella version of "Tell me true love where shall I seek thy being" by the early 17th Century composer and lutenist John Dowland. Influences: Codeine, Tortoise, Bailter Space, Derek Bailey, Marc Ribot. Melcher Tschiemer was an outsider musician active in Orlando, Florida from about 1992 through 1997. He made numerous...
Topics: home recordings, bedroom recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, , outsider musician,...
Thick Description Recordings
by Melcher Tschiemer
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Melcher Tschiemer's 1996 cassette tape album "MT 1996". Features a cover of Hank Williams' (Sr.) classic "Why Don't You Love Me?". Influences: Merzbow, Tortoise, The Open Window (Peter Schickele). Melcher Tschiemer was an outsider musician active in Orlando, Florida from about 1992 through 1997. He made numerous home recordings using a handheld cassette tape recorder and a Tascam 4-track recorder. None of Melcher Tschiemer's recordings were ever released and he never...
Topics: home recordings, bedroom recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, outsider musician,...
Thick Description Recordings
by Melcher Tschiemer
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Melcher Tschiemer's "De Mortuis Nil Nisi Bonum". A cassette album recorded on a Tascam 4-track tape recorder. Includes a musical setting of E.E. Cummings' 1956 poem "maggie and milly and molly and may" and a variation on Manuel de Falla's composition "Homenaje". Influences: A Handful of Dust, Gate, Wreck Small Speakers on Expensive Stereos, Bruce Russell, Alastair Galbraith, Peter Jeffries. Melcher Tschiemer was an outsider musician active in Orlando, Florida from...
Topics: home recordings, bedroom recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, , outsider musician,...
Around Lake Dot in Orlando, Florida a few hours before a Grateful Dead concert.
Topics: Grateful Dead, crowd sounds, drum circle
Thick Description Recordings
by Falmon
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Falmon "Swans in Mutation"
Topic: home recordings
Thick Description Recordings
by Joshua L. Nye, Brian Salmons
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Recording/jam session by friends Josh Nye and Brian Salmons performing originals ("Pasteur Drive Blues" by Salmons, "Wheat Grass Song" by Nye), as well as covers: "Crossroads" by Bone Thugs N Harmony, "My Girl" by The Temptations and "Motorbreath" by Metallica, with a little bit of acting stupid and offensive (warning: two occurrences of the "B word"). Also, a live recording at the now-closed Java Jabbers Cafe in Orlando near UCF, with...
Topic: home recordings, outsider musician, 4-track recordings, cassette tape recordings
Melcher Tschiemer's "Prelude To Erin: Elementary Music". A one hour recording (two half-hour tracks) of light rain, wind, crickets and tree frogs preceding the landfall of Hurricane Erin on the eastern coast of Florida. The artist had simply set up a handheld cassette tape recorder in his bedroom window and doodled on the guitar and a toy flute in the background every so often. The cassette tape used to make the primary recording was a low quality brand, consequently "wavy"...
Topics: Hurricane Erin, home recordings, bedroom recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, , outsider...
"Touches Of Sweet Harmony", the fifth Continental Bank Concert - a performance of excerpts of Shakespeare's plays by actors Cindy Robinson and David Noll, accompanied by period music performed by the Harwood Early Music Ensemble. Broadcast live on Chicago's WFMT (FM 98.7), September 25, 1985. Click here to read a newspaper article about the concert. In addition to the concert, at the beginning of the recording there is a short excerpt from an unidentified symphonic piece (from...
Topics: radio, Chicago, WFMT, early music, Shakespeare, Harwood Early Music Ensemble, Continental Bank...
Thick Description Recordings
by Melcher Tschiemer
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Melcher Tschiemer's 1994 "Antique Album" home studio recording. The tracks correspond to sides 1 and 2 of the original cassette tape. Essentially, the recordings are nothing more than old records being played at 33 RPM speed, and then slowing down the recording of that even more. The particular records used were not noted. A faint whistling (by the artist) can be also be heard at certain points in the recording. Shortly after Melcher Tschiemer made these recordings in 1994, they were...
Topics: home recordings, bedroom recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, , outsider musician,...
Thick Description Recordings
by Melcher Tschiemer
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Melcher Tschiemer's "Anno Domini". A cassette album recorded with a Tascam 4-track tape recorder. Includes covers of the Christmas classic "Joy to the World" and Smashing Pumpkins' "Disarm", as well as a musical setting of Gwendolyn Brooks' 1959 poem "We Real Cool". Influences: Pavement, The Silver Jews, Creeper Lagoon, Ween. Melcher Tschiemer was an outsider musician active in Orlando, Florida from about 1992 through 1997. He made numerous home...
Topics: home recordings, bedroom recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, , outsider musician,...
Thick Description Recordings
by Possible Waterhole
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The Possible Waterhole jam sessions (1991-1992). Brian Salmons (guitar, vocals), Pat Wood (drums), Seth Hyman (drums), Wes Snowden (bass).
Topic: garage band
Over-the-air audio recordings of two radio broadcasts of a program called De Wandelende Tak (trans. "The Wandering Branch"), an ethnomusicology program aired by Dutch radio station VPRO. The episodes are "Pantarij" (aired 16 March 1998) and "Shamanisme" (aired 23 February 1998).
Topics: radio, Pantarij, Shaman, Shamans, Shamanism, Shamanisme, VPRO, Dutch, Netherlands, Nederland,...
Thidwick was a local Central Florida "alternative rock" band active in 1992-1993. Its members were Matt Minear (vocals), Brian Salmons (guitar), Bryan "Bob" O'Neil (bass) and Pat Wood (drums). A predecessor to Thidwick, named Possible Waterhole, was active in 1991-1992 and consisted of Salmons and Wood with Wes Snowden on bass. Snowden also briefly played bass with Thidwick before joining another Orlando-based band named Denature, and finding O'Neil as a replacement for...
Topic: Orlando
Thick Description Recordings
by Melcher Tschiemer
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Melcher Tschiemer's "March to July 1994" home studio cassette album. All songs were recorded in 1994 using a Tascam 4-track cassette tape recorder. The album features several Star Trek-inspired songs as well as a recording of the Star Trek Next Generation theme from tv and a Selective Service PSA that aired on WPRK (Winter Park, FL). Covers include Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Susie Q", Urge Overkill's "Sister Havana", Denature's "Realization", Michael...
Topics: home recordings, bedroom recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, , outsider musician,...
Community Audio
by Melcher Tschiemer
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Melcher Tschiemer miscellaneous singles, 1995-1996. Melcher Tschiemer was an outsider musician active in Orlando, Florida from about 1992 through 1997. He made numerous home recordings using a handheld cassette tape recorder and a Tascam 4-track recorder. None of Melcher Tschiemer's recordings were ever released and he never performed live. His entire recording output is being presented here at Thick Description Recordings for the first time in their original "album" groupings and...
Topics: home recordings, bedroom recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, outsider musician,...
Thick Description Recordings
by Melcher Tschiemer
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Melcher Tschiemer's "Vaquero". Melcher Tschiemer was an outsider musician active in Orlando, Florida from about 1992 through 1997. He made numerous home recordings using a handheld cassette tape recorder and a Tascam 4-track recorder. None of Melcher Tschiemer's recordings were ever released and he never performed live. His entire recording output is being presented here at Thick Description Recordings for the first time in their original "album" groupings and titles.
Topics: home recordings, bedroom recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, outsider musician,...
Thick Description Recordings
by Melcher Tschiemer
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Melcher Tschiemer's 1996 cassette tape album "MT Miscellaneous". Influences: Gate, A Handful of Dust, Sonic Youth, Flying Saucer Attack. Melcher Tschiemer was an outsider musician active in Orlando, Florida from about 1992 through 1997. He made numerous home recordings using a handheld cassette tape recorder and a Tascam 4-track recorder. None of Melcher Tschiemer's recordings were ever released and he never performed live. His entire recording output is being presented here at Thick...
Topics: home recordings, bedroom recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, , outsider musician,...
Thick Description Recordings
by Melcher Tschiemer
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Melcher Tschiemer's "July To November 1994" home studio cassette album. All songs were recorded in 1994 using a Tascam 4-track cassette tape recorder. The album features covers of AC/DC's "Back in Black" and Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Down on the Corner". Influences: Palace Brothers (a/k/a Will Oldham n/k/a Bonnie Prince Billy), Caroliner, Thinking Fellers Union Local 282, My Bloody Valentine, Bailter Space, Gate. Melcher Tschiemer was an outsider musician...
Topics: home recordings, bedroom recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, , outsider musician,...
Group of phonographic recordings titled "Chicago Sounds" by Brian Salmons, 2006. All recordings made using hand-held cassette tape recorder. Also includes a few songs performed on acoustic guitar, including a cover/adaptation of Coldplay's "Green Eyes".
Topics: phonography, cassette recorder, tape recorder
Thick Description Recordings
by Melcher Tschiemer
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Melcher Tschiemer's 1994 cassette tape album "BC-1002-2". Melcher Tschiemer was an outsider musician active in Orlando, Florida from about 1992 through 1997. He made numerous home recordings using a handheld cassette tape recorder and a Tascam 4-track recorder. None of Melcher Tschiemer's recordings were ever released and he never performed live. His entire recording output is being presented here at Thick Description Recordings for the first time in their original "album"...
Topic: home recordings
Thick Description Recordings
by Melcher Tschiemer
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Melcher Tschiemer's 1995 cassette tape album "Israel". Influences: A Handful of Dust, Gate, Leo Rowsome, The Baltimore Consort. Melcher Tschiemer was an outsider musician active in Orlando, Florida from about 1992 through 1997. He made numerous home recordings using a handheld cassette tape recorder and a Tascam 4-track recorder. None of Melcher Tschiemer's recordings were ever released and he never performed live. His entire recording output is being presented here at Thick...
Topics: home recordings, bedroom recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, , outsider musician,...
Melcher Tschiemer's "The Kami of Floridian Pastures". The first track includes a conversation with the artist's mother about what he wants for dinner. Influences: Merzbow, Tortoise, Handful of Dust, Gate, Sonic Youth, Robert Johnson, Memphis Jug Band. Melcher Tschiemer was an outsider musician active in Orlando, Florida from about 1992 through 1997. He made numerous home recordings using a handheld cassette tape recorder and a Tascam 4-track recorder. None of Melcher Tschiemer's...
Topics: home recordings, bedroom recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, outsider musician,...
Sound recording of a counter demonstration at a Ku Klux Klan (KKK) demonstration at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Maitland, Florida, October 28, 1995. Recorded by a counter-demonstrator using a handheld cassette recorder. Recording quality is poor, but chants, jeers, conversation and a hovering helicopter are audible. The end of the recording captures a moment when counter demonstrators burned a small Confederate flag.
Topics: demonstration, counter-demonstration, KKK, Klan, JCC, Jewish, activism, racism
Thick Description Recordings
by Me & Him
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Me & Him's 1991 cassette tape album "Improper English". Me & Him was a couple of 8th grade friends making mostly intentionally goofy songs, sound effects, fake news reports about public reaction to the album, and occasional attempts at seriousness. Features covers of McRad's "McShred", Rush's "A Passage to Bangkok" and New Model Army's "Inheritance".
Topic: home recordings
Thick Description Recordings
by Melcher Tschiemer
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Melcher Tschiemer's 1993 cassette tape EP "Soul". Melcher Tschiemer was an outsider musician active in Orlando, Florida from about 1992 through 1997. He made numerous home recordings using a handheld cassette tape recorder and a Tascam 4-track recorder. None of Melcher Tschiemer's recordings were ever released and he never performed live. His entire recording output is being presented here at Thick Description Recordings for the first time in their original "album" groupings...
Topic: home recordings
Phonography and music by 'man met baard'. Vol. IV: Readjustment. The artist 'man met baard' made numerous recordings from 1997 through the early 2000's. Most of these recordings can be classified as "phonography" - i.e. field recordings of sounds occurring in natural and man-made environments - but he made some recordings of a musical nature as well. The majority of these musical recordings were performed on a home-made instrument consisting of rubberbands stretched across the...
Topics: home recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, outsider musician, cassette recordings,...
Phonography and music by 'man met baard'. Volume I: Analogy. September 2001 - September 2002. The artist 'man met baard' made numerous recordings from 1997 through the early 2000's. Most of these recordings can be classified as "phonography" - i.e. field recordings of sounds occurring in natural and man-made environments - but he made some recordings of a musical nature as well. The majority of these musical recordings were performed on a home-made instrument consisting of...
Topics: home recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, outsider musician, cassette recordings,...
These recordings are from a cassette tape labeled "Silla & Cookie". The recordings were apparently made in October 1981 and Silla & Cookie must have lived within the vicinity of Mount St. Helens (the Pacific Northwest). On the tape, they discuss among other things the eruption and some volcanic ash that they mailed to the recipients along with the cassette. The first side of the tape starts off with a rendition of Happy Birthday. Later, other relatives are mentioned by name...
Topics: tape recording, volcano, Mount St. Helens, volcanic
Melcher Tschiemer's 1996 cassette album "Il Filostrato (The Man Struck Down By Love)". Melcher Tschiemer was an outsider musician active in Orlando, Florida from about 1992 through 1997. He made numerous home recordings using a handheld cassette tape recorder and a Tascam 4-track recorder. None of Melcher Tschiemer's recordings were ever released and he never performed live. His entire recording output is being presented here at Thick Description Recordings for the first time in their...
Topics: home recordings, bedroom recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, , outsider musician,...
Community Audio
by Melcher Tschiemer
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Melcher Tschiemer's 1996 cassette tape albim "Gwaethaf Oll". Influences: Gate, Moose, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Eugene Chadbourne, Merzbow, Robert Johnson. Melcher Tschiemer was an outsider musician active in Orlando, Florida from about 1992 through 1997. He made numerous home recordings using a handheld cassette tape recorder and a Tascam 4-track recorder. None of Melcher Tschiemer's recordings were ever released and he never performed live. His entire recording output is being...
Topics: home recordings, bedroom recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, outsider musician,...
Indian Burn was an Orlando noise rock band active locally from 1992-1993. Its members were Gabe Fowler (guitar, vocals), Dave Honeycutt (drums) and Mike Allen (bass) who was later replaced by Wes Snowden. All members attended Edgewater High School at the time. Influences included Sonic Youth, Big Black and Unsane. This show took place in 1992 or 1993 at the now-defunct nightclub "Visage", which was located at 5341 North Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando. Mike Allen is playing bass.
Topics: Orlando, Visage nightclub, noise rock, live show
Thick Description Recordings
by Spoonface
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Spoonface was a garage band consisting of two friends, both 7th graders at the time, Brian Salmons and Dan Fox. Brian was a novice electric guitar player and Dan played drums, although the early recordings were done before he had acquired a drumset, so he used plastic buckets and paint cans instead. One recording (Winter Warm) features Bryan Goff on bass guitar. Spoonface mostly played covers of their favorite classic rock songs by Rush, Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix, as well as, apparently,...
Topic: garage bands
Thick Description Recordings
by Melcher Tschiemer
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Melcher Tschiemer's 1992-1993 cassette tape album "The Story Of Henry Clerval". Influences: Sonic Youth, Einstürzende Neubauten, Rein Sanction, My Bloody Valentine, Dinosaur Jr., Depeche Mode, The Cure. Melcher Tschiemer was an outsider musician active in Orlando, Florida from about 1992 through 1997. He made numerous home recordings using a handheld cassette tape recorder and a Tascam 4-track recorder. None of Melcher Tschiemer's recordings were ever released and he never performed...
Topic: home recordings
Thick Description Recordings
by Melcher Tschiemer
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Melcher Tschiemer's 1993 cassette tape album "Gimcrack". Influences: Jesus Lizard, Rein Sanction. Melcher Tschiemer was an outsider musician active in Orlando, Florida from about 1992 through 1997. He made numerous home recordings using a handheld cassette tape recorder and a Tascam 4-track recorder. None of Melcher Tschiemer's recordings were ever released and he never performed live. His entire recording output is being presented here at Thick Description Recordings for the first...
Topic: home recordings
Dr. Michael Lake delivering a sermon titled "Learning What Is Authority!" Delivered June 17, 2001, at The First Cathedral, 1151 Blue Hills Ave, Bloomfield, CT. Dr. Leroy Bailey, Jr., Pastor. This is a digital transfer of an audio recording distributed on cassette tape shortly after it was recorded. Other sounds include introduction by Pastor Bailey and a children's choir.
Topic: sermon, church, Bloomfield, First Cathedral, Leroy Bailey, Michael Lake
Community Audio
by Melcher Tschiemer
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Melcher Tschiemer's "Danube Blues". Several of these tracks are performed on clay pots (intended to resemble the sound of a Balinese gamelan orchestra), bagpipe practice chanter and various percussion instruments. "To Lou Andreas-Salome" is an intepretation of a poem of the same name by Rainer Maria Rilke. "Mental Constipation Blues" borrows a clever lyric from Ma Rainey's "Bo-Weavil Blues". "Candy Man" is a cover of the song by the Rev. Gary...
Topic: home recordings
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by Drool Mongers
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The Drool Mongers was a high school duo (Pat on vocals and drums and Zed Bob on guitar) in the Orlando-area that parodied the grindcore genre. They were active in 1991 and only recorded twice: once in a home studio and later in a live performance at a party in a friend's basement on the occassion of her 16th birthday. Their songs were mostly about kids at their school that they didn't like and the lyrics contained frequent obscenities and vulgar imagery.
Topics: home recordings, grindcore, parody, Orlando
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by Melcher Tschiemer
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Melcher Tschiemer's 1996 cassette tape album "Law The Friend". Influences: Glenn Branca, Derek Bailey, Sonic Youth. Melcher Tschiemer was an outsider musician active in Orlando, Florida from about 1992 through 1997. He made numerous home recordings using a handheld cassette tape recorder and a Tascam 4-track recorder. None of Melcher Tschiemer's recordings were ever released and he never performed live. His entire recording output is being presented here at Thick Description...
Topics: home recordings, bedroom recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, , outsider musician,...
5 selections by 'man met baard' that aired on the Dutch webstream RAUDIO in January 2006. See: https://web.archive.org/web/20060519005116/http://www.harsmedia.com/SoundBlog/Archief/00576.php
Topics: phonography, Netherlands, tape recording, cassette recording, outsider musician
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by Cornjob
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Songs By Cornjob.
Topics: home recordings, bedroom recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, outsider musician,...
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by Melcher Tschiemer
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Melcher Tschiemer's 1994 home studio cassette album "Terrible Silhouette". All songs were recorded in 1994 and 1995 using a Tascam 4-track cassette tape recorder. The album features lyrics about high school concerns like doing math homework and finding someplace to hang out ("Public Library"), sayin' "shut up" ("Don't Knock the Rock"), making explosion sounds with your mouth ("untitled - 4 August 1994") and playing clarinet over a reading of...
Topics: home recordings, bedroom recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, , outsider musician,...
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by Indian Burn
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Indian Burn was an Orlando noise rock band active locally from 1992-1993. Its members were Gabe Fowler (guitar, vocals), Dave Honeycutt (drums) and Mike Allen (bass) who was later replaced by Wes Snowden. All members attended Edgewater High School at the time. Influences included Sonic Youth, Big Black and Unsane. This show took place probably in 1993 at an unidentified venue. Wes Snowden is playing bass. This is only a partial recording of the show.
Topics: Orlando, noise rock
Phonography and music by 'man met baard'. Vol. XI: El Radio.
Topics: home recordings, bedroom recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, outsider musician,...
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by Pat & Brian
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Parodies of the grindcore genre, as only immature 8th graders could do it.
Topic: home recordings
WPRK ( Winter Park, FL) radio news segment, late August 1990
Topic: radio
Phonography and music by 'man met baard' Vol. II: Limona Sounds. The artist 'man met baard' made numerous recordings from 1997 through the early 2000's. Most of these recordings can be classified as "phonography" - i.e. field recordings of sounds occurring in natural and man-made environments - but he made some recordings of a musical nature as well. The majority of these musical recordings were performed on a home-made instrument consisting of rubberbands stretched across the...
Topics: Limona, home recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, outsider musician, cassette...
Community Audio
by Melcher Tschiemer
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Melcher Tschiemer's "No RAHOWA". The title was inspired by a reading of Carl T. Rowan's "The Coming Race War in America" (1996). The instrumentation consists almost entirely of clay pots and a bagpipe practice chanter, both played by Melcher Tschiemer. Guest vocals and percussion by Joshua L. Nye on tracks 4, 5 and 6. Those tracks with lyrics were sung in poorly enunciated Modern Standard Arabic. Influences: Caroliner, gamelan music of Bali and Java, middle eastern music...
Topics: home recordings, outsider musician
Community Audio
by Melcher Tschiemer
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Melcher Tschiemer's "Benedikt and the Water Tables". Influences: Elliott Sharp, Derek Bailey, Marc Ribot Melcher Tschiemer was an outsider musician active in Orlando, Florida from about 1992 through 1997. He made numerous home recordings using a handheld cassette tape recorder and a Tascam 4-track recorder. None of Melcher Tschiemer's recordings were ever released and he never performed live. His entire recording output is being presented here at Thick Description Recordings for the...
Topics: home recordings, outsider musician
Community Audio
by Melcher Tschiemer
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Melcher Tschiemer's "Mental Inertia". Including a liberal reinterpretation of John Dowland's setting of "Tell me, true love" inspired by John Davis (of Shrimper Records and Communion label fame), an earnest cover of Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians' "Ghost of a Dog", as well as covers of the World War II classic "I'll Walk Alone" (possibly from the Ricky Nelson version) and Cat Stevens' "If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out". Influences: John...
Topics: home recordings, outsider musician
Two versions of a PSA (Public Service Announcement) for World Fair Trade Day 2008 in Orlando, Florida. radio version aired on WPRK (Winter Park, FL). Website version appeared at www.ftgoc.org. Music by Woody Wood Jr., narration by Mrs. Salmons, text by Brian Salmons.The Fair Trade for a Greater Orlando Coalition (FTGOC) was a grassroots coalition advocating for the establishment of "fair trade" purchasing policies for municipalities and college campuses in the Greater Orlando area....
Topics: PSA, WPRK, Fair Trade, Orlando
Phonography and music by 'man met baard'. Vol. III: Penitence and Song. The artist 'man met baard' made numerous recordings from 1997 through the early 2000's. Most of these recordings can be classified as "phonography" - i.e. field recordings of sounds occurring in natural and man-made environments - but he made some recordings of a musical nature as well. The majority of these musical recordings were performed on a home-made instrument consisting of rubberbands stretched across the...
Topics: home recordings, 4-track recordings, outsider music, outsider musician, cassette recordings,...
Most of the songs are from a single program, perhaps a live on-air performance, of an avant-garde music group. Track 6 is DJ commentary between songs, and track 8 is actually an audio recording of a Dutch TV broadcast about an Armenian musician.
Topics: radio, Dutch, Nederland, Netherlands, Armenian music